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Green Gift Giving, Part 3: Upcycling Old Clothes

In 2014 more than 16 million tons of textile waste was generated with approximately 10.46 million tons going into the landfill.[1] Textile waste is material that the owner feels can be no longer be used for its original purpose, and... Continue Reading →

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Sustainabilty Tips You Can Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving weekend provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the things that we are thankful for. It also gives us a chance to reconnect with family and friends over a shared feast. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also one of the... Continue Reading →

Fish Preparation & Condiments

Each semester Hoʻāla Hou, a Title III funded program, offers a series of cultural workhsops entitled Maliʻukaʻai each semester. Primarily lead by students under the guidance of faculty, staff, and community members, the workshops infuses the Hawaiian culture, traditions and values... Continue Reading →

Go From Orange to Green This Halloween

Last year we shared some ideas on Having a Green Halloween. Here are more tips to further support your green efforts! Shopping for Halloween costumes can be time consuming and expensive. One of the most fun, entertaining, creative and affordable... Continue Reading →

Hoʻāla Hou Dry Box Workshop a Success

Each semester Hōʻala Hou, a Title III funded program, offers FREE workshops that is open to all HonCC ʻohana. On October 3rd the program hosted a dry box workshop in the courtyard of Building 5. Hoʻāla Hou Culture & Place-Based Learning... Continue Reading →

Having a Sunny and Sustainable Summer

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the natural beauty that Hawaiʻi has to offer. Is it also provides us with an opportunity to recommit to our sustainability goals. Being Water Wise Water is one of the world’s most vital... Continue Reading →

Trash That Mom Will Treasure: DIY Motherʻs Day Gifts

While making a Motherʻs Day gift seems “childish,” DIY gifts are becoming more popular among adults thanks to the “green movement,” websites like Pinterest, and blogs that promote upcycling trash into treasures. Motherʻs Day is the perfect time to creatively... Continue Reading →

Lei Making: Being Green and Saving Green

Lei is not only an important part of Hawaiian culture, but also the culture of Hawaiʻi. Lei making and giving are two things that make our island home unique. Lei is given to someone to celebrate a special occasion such as... Continue Reading →

HonCC Celebrates Its Commitment to Being Green

On Wednesday, April 11, the campus community enjoyed a day of celebration at the Ho’olaule’a; in addition to enjoying the harvest from the campus Ka Māla o Niuhelewai (The Garden of Niuhelewai), the event promoted knowledge of Native Hawaiian culture... Continue Reading →

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